In Her Own Right

Letter from Sarah Mapps Douglass to Rebecca White 1855 April 11

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Date created 1855-04-11
Creators Douglass, S. M. (Sarah Mapps), 1806-1882
Subjects Douglass, S. M. (Sarah Mapps), 1806-1882 | White, Rebecca, -1906 | Funeral service | Parents--Death | Quaker women | Across Racial Lines
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Contributing institution Haverford College Library, Quaker & Special Collections
Transcription [p.1] Dear friend, I can truly sympathize with thee in thy sad bereavement having drank deep draught from the same bitter cup. O, may he who has wounded make whole; may he give you resignation to his blessed will, and enable you to realize that He is [underlined]more[/underlined] than Father or Mother. When I stood beside the open grave of thy precious mother this language of scripture sounded very sweetly in my spiritual ear. “When the ear heard me [?] it blessed me, [p. 2] and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me, Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had no helper. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.” I [?] a few tears, not for her, but for the bereaved ones in the domestic circle and silently turned my steps homeward. In tender sympathy I am thy friend. S. M. Douglass 4 Mo. 11. 55.